Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring

During surgery and other medical procedures, our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians monitors all patients to ensure their safety. We monitor every procedure, regardless of whether it’s routine or more advanced. The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others may only call for local anesthesia. For more specific information on our protocols, please see the individual descriptions or contact us with any questions.

Intravenous fluid Therapy

Intravenous fluid therapy helps to ensure good blood flow to the kidneys and helps stabilize the animal’s blood pressure during anesthesia. It also provides quick access in the unlikely event…

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Pre-anaesthetic Bloodwork

Pre-anaesthetic bloodwork is strongly recommended for all anaesthetic patients, and in some cases is required.  The preanesthetic profile tests kidney and liver function and assesses the hydration status of an…

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Patient Monitoring

We monitor our patients to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood…

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General Anesthesia

For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Many pet owners worry about their…

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Local Anesthesia

If your pet is having a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure performed, we sometimes use a local anesthetic to help control pain. For example, when we perform a biopsy (in…

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